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Re: Is it okay to add role="tooltip" to static elements?

From: Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:24:31 +0800
Message-ID: <CAFhBhuP+VESNA=Tigwqiq9Cbnn_xtSA8kvMzc0gFycZHV_4GzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

Yes, the example uses aria-describedby to associate the static < p >
element and the < input > field so the information will be announced
when the field receives focus.

The issue which I'm trying to figure out is if adding role="tooltip"
to the static < p > element has bad effects on assistive technologies.

Regards,
Ian

2012/6/27 Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:
> Hi Ian,
>
> I suggest its better to include the text within the label for the form field
> so the information will be announced when the field recieves focus:
>
> examples and details here:
> http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/mulitple-labels.html
>
> regards
> steve
>
>
> On 27 June 2012 12:50, Ian Yang <ian.html@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Please take a look at this image (
>>
>> http://www.lessfussdesign.com/blog/http://www.lessfussdesign.com/images/blog/form-screen-2009-08-10.gif
>> ) which is taken from this blog page (
>>
>> http://www.lessfussdesign.com/blog/2010/08/using-aria-describedby-for-form-help-text/
>> ).
>>
>> The image shows that there is a static description paragraph (< p >
>> element) below the password input field. In that case, is it okay to
>> add ARIA role="tooltip" to the static < p > element?
>>
>> In most web designs, tooltips are often designed as "popups" which are
>> triggered by mouse hover. However, if I understand it correctly,
>> "tooltip" literally means "tip of tool" and doesn't imply that a
>> tooltip must be a "popup" thing. So, can I add role="tooltip" to
>> elements which can be considered as "tip of tool", even if they are
>> static elements? (Just like the example above) By doing so, I feel
>> they are markup'ed more meaningfully, and we also get the benefit of
>> having styling hooks.
>>
>> I'm not sure whether adding role="tooltip" to static elements has
>> negative effects to assistive technologies or not. Is this idea
>> appropriate or inappropriate?
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>> Ian
>>
>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
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>
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